Why have chemical facial peels?
Over the years, your skin can gradually appear dull and lifeless. This can be caused by dead skin cells that accumulate and clog up your skin.
Chemical facial peels aim to remove the dead skin cells from the skins surface to allow new healthy skin cells to grow back creating smoother looking skin.They can also be used to treat blemishes, scars and help reduce the signs of ageing.
Our specially trained aestheticians, practitioners, nurses and doctors will discuss the most suitable peel to achieve the results you want as part of your personalised treatment plan. This includes Glycolic and TCA peels. Book an appointment to find out how a chemical facial peel could give you fresher and smoother looking skin.
Chemical facial peels at a glance
Skin Peel Benefits
- An accelerated form of exfoliation to revitalise skin tone and improve texture
- Can be used to rejuvenate skin around the eyes and mouth and on the face, neck, hands, forearms and chest
- Can help to reduce acne scarring, reverse skin damage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, remove hyper-pigmentation, liver pots and other signs of agein
Chemical peel costs
Chemical peel treatments start from £60 for a mild glycolic peel but range up to £1,600 for deeper peels. A series of treatments could form part of your personal treatment plan.
How facial peels work?
The acids within the peel used work by bringing the pH of the skin to an optimum acidity level. This action chemically loosens the "glue" that binds the dead and damaged cells causing exfoliation and allow the promotion of new cell growth.
Which chemical peel is right for me?
We provide a range of medical formulation chemical peel treatments of varying strengths. Each is safe and designed to penetrate and exfoliate to a particular depth. These range from light peels such as Epionce refresh, Obagi Blue Radiance and Glycolic right through to deep phenol peels that can help to reduce facial wrinkles or treat sun damaged skin.
What are your symptoms?
Each chemical peel has a different strength of active ingredients and therefore the treatment itself varies. Generally though, a chemical peel involves the preparation of the area to be treated and the careful application of the chemical peel. It will be removed after a specific time and depending on the type of peel, a cream may then be applied.
What results can I expect?
Chemical peel treatment removes the layers of dead skin to reveal fresher looking, brighter and rejuvenated skin. Milder ‘superficial’ skin peels, such as the glycolic peel, can be used as an extension of your beauty regime and repeated at certain intervals.
Duration and recovery
The whole process usually takes around 30 minutes.
Some chemical peels are single skin peel treatments and involve no downtime. Others require a course of treatments, some of which have little or no down time, others with a maximum of 7 to 10 day recovery period. You should always use sunblock post treatment as your skin can be quite sensitive. After any chemical peel you are free to leave the clinic as soon as you feel comfortable to do so.
How to maintain a glowing skin complexion?
Facial peels can be used as regular skin treatment to help keep skin looking smoother and fresher. Our fully qualfied practitioners will assess your skin and provide recommendations for ongoing or regular treatments.
- Entry level peels such as Glycolic, Epionce Lite Refresh, Obagi Blue Peel radiance peels are recommended once every two weeks and are most effective when a course of peels is completed (usually 3-6 peels)
- Epionce corrective facial peels, once every four weeks to maintain a glowing complexion treatments
- Easy TCA peels are recommended once a week or once every two weeks - with a total of four peels in a course.
Your practitioner will dertermine the right treatment plan for you at your appointment.
Book an appointment
If you're thinking about how chemical facial peels could be integrated into your beauty regime, book an appointment with one of our Patient Care Co-ordinators who will assess your skin and advise the most suitable treatment plan to acheive a smooth, glowing complexion.